A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods


Entries from August 2015

PNA’s Ballard Preschool Co-op has openings for the fall

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Ballard Preschool Cooperative, located in Loyal Heights, has openings for the 2015-16 school year. The preschool offers a part-time play-based curriculum, with an in-house parent educator to support parents.

Openings are in the Parent/Infant class, which meets from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays (child must be born before Sept. 1, 2015, but may not have turned 1 year by that date); and the 3-5’s class, which meets from 12:15-3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, plus Friday.

For more information, contact the registrar at bpc.registrar@gmail.com.

CommentsTags: , , ,

Phinney Ridge Community Council meets Tuesday to discuss development, land use, zoning

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The Phinney Ridge Community Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

On the agenda:

CommentsTags: , , ,

Neighborhood earthquake response meeting at PNA on Wednesday

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

Phinney Hub is hosting a public meeting about neighborhood earthquake response from 7:30-8:45 p.m. this Wednesday (Sept. 2) at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.

Experts will share information on how to prepare your household, and how to cooperate with your neighbors to protect lives and property in the aftermath of a major earthquake.

Phinney Hub is beginning a new focus on helping individuals become “block leaders” to reach out to their neighbors. If you want to receive support and education to become a leader on your block (or in your apartment building or other community), please attend this meeting!

For more information, please visit or email phinneyhub@gmail.com.

CommentsTags: , ,

Bike and set of keys found

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

Monica tells us she found a black Raleigh hybrid style bike propped against her house this weekend. If you think it’s yours, email her at momicajoy@gmail.com.

And Jeff found a set of house and car keys on the sidewalk at the corner of 3rd Avenue NW and NW 80th Street on Saturday evening. If you think they’re yours, please put a comment below or email tips@phinneywood.com and we’ll put you in touch with Jeff.


Small efficiency dwelling units to replace Toepfer construction’s building at 65th & Phinney

August 31st, 2015 by Doree

The small building that currently houses Toepfer Construction’s office at 6528 Phinney Ave. N. will be demolished and replaced by a three-story building with eight Small Efficiency Dwelling Units and two one-bedroom apartments, plus 670 square feet of commercial space at ground level. No parking is proposed. Toepfer is listed as the project’s contractor.

The building is directly south of the Phinney Neighborhood Association.

The Department of Planning and Development has approved a Streamlined Design Review Application. Comments regarding site planning and design issues will be accepted through Sept. 13. Email comments to PRC@seattle.gov, and reference project #3020424.

Following the public comment period, the Department of Planning and Development will issue a written design guidance report. This report will consider public comment and the applicable city-wide and neighborhood specific Design Guidelines and will serve as the basis for further review of the building permit. Once the applicant has incorporated the design guidance into the proposal they may apply for a building permit. No public notice of the building permit application will be provided.

You can see all DPD documents relating to the project here, including a PDF of the design proposal, by typing in project #3020424.

CommentsTags: , , , , , , ,

High winds causing power outages all over town

August 29th, 2015 by Doree

If you look at Seattle City Light’s outage map, you’ll see that much of Fremont and parts of Ballard are without power. However, so far Phinney Ridge and Greenwood appear to have few problems.

But because of continuing high winds, Woodland Park Zoo is closed for today.

Please let us know in Comments or email us at tips@phinneywood.com if you’ve lost power or had other problems because of the high winds.

To report an outage to City Light, call 206-684-3000 or 206-684-7400.

Washington State Department of Transportation is reporting many blocking incidents on freeways.

KING 5 is reporting High Wind Warnings in 11 counties, and reports that two people are dead after being hit by falling trees or branches.

CommentsTags: , , ,

Dinner and Movie in Greenwood Park tonight

August 29th, 2015 by Doree

Come to Greenwood Park tonight (Saturday) for dinner and a showing of “Toy Story.” A pizza food truck arrives at 6:30 p.m.; movie begins at 8 p.m. at the north end of the park. North Seattle Boys & Girls Club is providing popcorn and snocones.

In case of rain, dinner and a movie moves to the Boys & Girls Club right across the street.

Suggested donation to the all-volunteer Vision Greenwood Park is $8 for a family, or $4 per person.

CommentsTags: , ,

Evanston P-Patch Garden Party this Sunday

August 28th, 2015 by Robin Donovan

The P-patch community gardening program continues with it’s second workshop this Sunday, August 30, from 5:30-7:30 pm. This meeting will feature a presentation by Barker Landscape Architects where three design concepts for the garden will be presented to attendees. Barker will be soliciting input on the designs to make a third, unified plan for the garden, which will be presented on Sunday, September 27. Seating and rain canopies will be available to make this workshop rain or shine. Refreshments will be provided, a potluck is encouraged. 604 N. 101st St. Open to the community. Free.


Storytelling, plant care, farmers market, poetry and jazz, instrumental concert in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend

August 28th, 2015 by Doree

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.

Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. Friday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.

Plant Care Clinic at 1 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

What’s The Word Poetry and Jazz Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

An alley-wide garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the alley near 74th Street behind Herkimer Coffee.

Foss Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Foss Home and Village, 13023 Greenwood Ave. N.

Free Boxing Power Hour at 11 a.m. Saturday at Title Boxing Club, 112 N. 85th St.

Outdoor showing of “Toy Story” at Greenwood Park on Saturday. Food truck shows up at 6:30 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m.

John Reischman and John Miller play an acoustic instrumental concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Carrido Crushing Cancer Throwdown fundraiser Sunday at Seatown Crossfit at 8316 Aurora Ave. N.

If you’re heading downtown:

  • More than 20,000 people are expected every day from Friday through Monday at PAX Expo at the Washington State Convention Center and Paramount Theater. “8th Avenue will be closed between 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. between Pike and Seneca streets for line queuing each day, and 9th Avenue will be closed from Pine to Pike streets between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Monday with a full closure on Saturday and Sunday.”
  • Sounders FC plays Portland Timbers at CenturyLink Field at 2 p.m. Sunday. About 50,000 people are expected.